Time-saver Rundown: May 17, 2022

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CNN: Buffalo Shooter Planned Attack for Months

  • Thirteen people were shot on Saturday in an apparent racist attack that resulted in the death of ten people.
  • Gunman Payton Gendron of Conklin, NY, had many social media posts that revealed that he had been planning the attack for months, including visits to the location to survey the layout and determine when the most customers would be present.
  • His attack was planned for March, but was delayed several times.
  • President Biden visited the families of the victims on Tuesday.
  • Other locations may have been attacked if the suspect had not been arrested.

Fox News: Sussman Trial Prosecution Claims Lawyer Used FBI to Create ‘October Surprise’

  • Opening argument began Tuesday in the trial of Michael Sussman, who is accused of using the FBI as a political tool to manipulate the 2016 presidential election.
  • The allegations suggest that Sussman was working directly for the Clinton campaign, despite his assertion to the FBI that he was independent.
  • The government argued that the political ramifications are not the core issue, the focus should be on the use of the FBI as a political tool as being unacceptable.
  • Sussman’s defense asserted that he was not working on behalf of the campaign and that the government would provide no proof, arguing that the FBI knew he was partisan and would be unlikely to trust him.
  • Further details can be found in the source material. Follow the link for more information.

Popular Science: FDA to Reopen Key Baby Formula Facility

  • The national baby formula shortage has continued to intensify following the recall of several products due to the hospitalizations and deaths of babies due to bacterial infections from contaminated powdered formulas.
  • The Food and Drug Administration is allowing the primary manufacturer to reopen pending corrective measures to help mitigate the shortages.
  • The government is also working to adjust import restrictions to make it easier to bring formula in from other countries.
  • Parents have been looking for alternatives, but the government warns against homemade solutions which can be dangerous if not done correctly.
  • Breastfeeding has also been a major topic, revealing to many that it isn’t always an option depending on the situation.

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